Two lonely souls meet. They fall in love. They dance to Leonard Cohen's "Ain't No Cure for Love." Turns out, there ain't no cure for terminal cancer, either. In this tender, unflinching play, Jake Jeppson offers a deeply personal portrait of one family's experience with the two big things that can't be cured.
From Jake Jeppson:
In America, when people get diagnosed with cancer, their community often says, "They're a fighter—they're going to beat this thing." But that fighter mentality can deprive us of seeing one another and being present as we face the end. I hope that my work sends audiences home not quite able to articulate what they think, but feeling stuff in their body. If I can interrupt all those subconscious programs running in our brains all the time, then I'm happy.
Read the interview with Jake Jeppson here.
Part of the Ruth Easton New Play Series
Ruth Easton New Play readings are free and online. Readings are accessible to people with vision loss. Large print programs are available upon request. For questions about accessibility or to request other accommodations, please contact Jasmine Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 332-7481.
The Ruth Easton New Play Series is made possible by the support of the Ruth Easton Fund of the Edelstein Family Foundation